Aphid infestation promotes survival of a seed predator: observations and experiments on a tritrophic community module

@article{Szentesi2011AphidIP,
  title={Aphid infestation promotes survival of a seed predator: observations and experiments on a tritrophic community module},
  author={{\'A}. Szentesi and D. Schmera},
  journal={Arthropod-Plant Interactions},
  year={2011},
  volume={5},
  pages={319-330}
}
We investigated whether aphid presence and abundance influence the survival of an endophagous pre-dispersal seed predator of the same host plant. We studied a terrestrial community module consisting of one plant (Laburnum anagyroides) and four insect species/groups (an aphid, Aphis cytisorum, a pre-dispersal seed predator bruchid, Bruchidius villosus, aphid-attending ant species, and parasitoids of the bruchid). Two complementary investigations were carried out in parallel: (a) a plant-aphid… Expand

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